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  • A week in reviews: 7 - 11 April
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    A week in reviews: 7 - 11 April

    By 12 April 2014

    Phone season is upon us. As is the Samsung Galaxy S5 which you can go and buy in the shops right now. But is it worth it, and can it better the HTC One (M8) which also landed around the globe this very week? We've got the full review on the site for your...

  • Volkswagen Golf GTD review
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    Volkswagen Golf GTD review

    By 10 April 2014

    If logic is followed and the status quo is upheld, then the Volkswagen Golf GTD is a shoo-in for a five star review. When we saw the regular Golf Mk7 last year, we called it "all the car you'll ever need - no more and no less". So you'd expect a diesel...

  • Hands-on: Mercedes GLA review
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    Hands-on: Mercedes GLA review

    By 27 March 2014

    When is off-road not really off-road? When you're 550 feet down a salt mine, that's when. We didn't arrive here by accident, mind, for this is the location of the Mercedes GLA launch. And it's perhaps the most unusual place we've ever been in a car. Mercedes-Benz...

  • A week in reviews: 17 - 21 March
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    A week in reviews: 17 - 21 March

    By 22 March 2014

    Gaming season is upon us, with two major launches this week: Infamous and Metal Gear Solid. Second Son and Ground Zeroes to give the games their respective full title names are both fresh looks at established series, delivering in equal measure of pleasure...

  • Hands-on: Jaguar F-Type Coupe review
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    Hands-on: Jaguar F-Type Coupe review

    By 21 March 2014

    This is it: the Jaguar F-Type Coupe has arrived. Arguably the most eagerly anticipated car of 2014, it's one that's tantalised us for over two years, ever since it was first shown in concept form as the C-X16 at the Frankfurt Motor Show 2011. And it's...

  • Hands-on: Alfa Romeo 4C review
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    Hands-on: Alfa Romeo 4C review

    By 20 March 2014

    You would think more car events would happen in the Isle of Man. For a start, out of the towns and villages, the speed limit is derestricted. That doesn't mean 60mph, it means there is no limit. The Isle of Man loves motor vehicles though, and the craziness...

  • A week in reviews: 10 - 14 March
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    A week in reviews: 10 - 14 March

    By 15 March 2014

    It's here. Titanfall has landed. And we've been playing our socks off to see whether it's the game that makes the Xbox One whole. And with that major out of the way we don't hold back. Oh no, we continue to drop bombs of tech review wonderment. We've...

  • Mini Cooper D review (2014)
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    Mini Cooper D review (2014)

    By 14 March 2014

    The Mini Cooper heralds the arrival of the classic small car in its third-generation release since BMW re-imagined the brand back in 2001. A lucky 13 years on and the Mini Hatch is stronger than ever. That's not down to luck though. It's a car filled...

  • Hands-on: Mini Cooper S (2014) review
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    Hands-on: Mini Cooper S (2014) review

    By 11 March 2014

    The Mini Cooper is one of those cars that's a timeless classic; a car that, as Brits, we have an inevitable soft spot for. BMW's re-imagining of the Cooper back in 2001 was the right balance of the German brand's know-how without it unhinging that loveable...

  • A week in reviews: 3 - 7 March
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    A week in reviews: 3 - 7 March

    By 8 March 2014

    Meteorological spring has arrived. Hurrah. And with the scent of the sun on the horizon in the UK, we're bringing you rays of tech-review sunshine this week in various forms. First and foremost it's Geneva Motor Show week. We've seen the BMW M235i and...

  • Mazda Hazumi pictures and eyes-on: Mazda 2 concept car has awesome moniker
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    Mazda Hazumi pictures and eyes-on: Mazda 2 concept car has awesome moniker

    By 7 March 2014

    If there's a prize for car with the coolest name from this year's Geneva Motor Show then we think it would have to go to the Mazda Hazumi concept. Although, really, it's less concept and borderline reality and what you're currently feasting your eyes...

  • Volkswagen T-Roc pictures and eyes-on: The open-top SUV concept
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    Volkswagen T-Roc pictures and eyes-on: The open-top SUV concept

    By 7 March 2014

    Now here's a concept: an open-top SUV. And at the Geneva Motor Show that's exactly what Volkswagen had to show in the shape of the VW T-Roc. It's a crossover car concept that almost out-Jeeps Jeep. Despite what "convertible SUV" might conjure in the mind...

  • Jeep Renegade pictures and eyes-on: Fiat merger brings new 4x4
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    Jeep Renegade pictures and eyes-on: Fiat merger brings new 4x4

    By 7 March 2014

    If you think that the Jeep Renegade looks a little like a Fiat on steroids then you are indeed onto something: because the Renegade is the first Jeep since owner Crysler merged with Fiat at the beginning of this year. It's not actually on steroids, of...

  • Maserati Alfieri Concept pictures and hands-on
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    Maserati Alfieri Concept pictures and hands-on

    By 7 March 2014

    Maserati is 100 years old in 2014. So at this year's Geneva Motor Show the company presented itself with a self-proclaimed birthday present, the Alfieri concept car. Named after one of the original Maserati brothers, the 2+2 coupe concept is, so the company...

  • BMW 2-Series Active Tourer pictures and hands-on
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    BMW 2-Series Active Tourer pictures and hands-on

    By 7 March 2014

    Yes, you are looking at a BMW. A front wheel drive people carrier called the 2-Series Active Tourer. We’ll just leave that to sink in for a minute. The brand that almost entirely defines itself by its rear-wheel drive cars and has the ability to create...

  • Mini Clubman Concept pictures and hands-on
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    Mini Clubman Concept pictures and hands-on

    By 7 March 2014

    We’re not huge fans of the original Mini Clubman. The adverts are cool, the brand heritage is cool, those barn doors on the back are kind of cool too - but the whole bizarre 3-door element just left us cold. That’s all just changed. Because the Mini...

  • Toyota FV2 pictures and eyes-on: Tron-like concept ‘car’ that you won’t be driving in the future
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    Toyota FV2 pictures and eyes-on: Tron-like concept ‘car’ that you won’t be driving in the future

    By 7 March 2014

    You are looking at the Toyota FV2. We know, it’s one of those things that’ll make you cock your head to work out exactly what it is and what's supposed to go where. Originally announced at the Tokyo Motor Show, it’s taken until the 2014 Geneva Motor...

  • Volkswagen Golf GTE pictures and eyes-on: Mean meets green
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    Volkswagen Golf GTE pictures and eyes-on: Mean meets green

    By 7 March 2014

    We first wrote about the VW Golf GTE in late February when the hybrid car was announced. But after seeing it at the Geneva Motor Show it's impressed our retinas enough to feel the need to feature it once again. It's not the first electric car we've seen...

  • Renault Twingo pictures and hands-on
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    Renault Twingo pictures and hands-on

    By 6 March 2014

    Renault started the supermini revolution back in the late 70s with the classic Renault 5. It did it again with the first generation Twingo in the early 90s - a car that never came to the UK. So it's perhaps not the greatest shock to see the company reinventing...

  • Alfa Romeo 4C Spider concept pictures and eyes-on
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    Alfa Romeo 4C Spider concept pictures and eyes-on

    By 6 March 2014

    There was quite the buzz around the Alfa Romeo stand at the Geneva Motor Show. And for good reason: the company was showing off its 4C Spider concept car. This dinky little car weighs under a tonne and despite being a concept looks to pave the way for...

  • McLaren 650S pictures and hands-on
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    McLaren 650S pictures and hands-on

    By 6 March 2014

    It's not every day that you get to sit in a supercar. But at the Geneva Motor Show it seems to be the norm. Not that this made sitting in and spending some time with the new McLaren 650S any less special. Based on the McLaren 12C, the 650S is a similar...

  • Dacia Duster review
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    Dacia Duster review

    By 6 March 2014

    Money. In 2014, it’s still a dirty word to some people. But in the case of the Dacia Duster Ambience dCi 110 4x2 that we’re testing here, money isn’t something you should be ashamed of talking about. Because when it comes to modern cars, you can...

  • Volvo Concept Estate pictures and hands-on
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    Volvo Concept Estate pictures and hands-on

    By 5 March 2014

    Volvo showed its third of three concept cars at the Geneva Motor Show, the Volvo Concept Estate - moving back into the true heartland of the brand. It’s the final concept before the new XC90 arrives at the Paris Motor Show in September. The observant...

  • Hands-on: Apple CarPlay review
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    Hands-on: Apple CarPlay review

    By 5 March 2014

    Apple CarPlay is the tech giant's foray into in-car technology, which has been propelled into the public interest at the Geneva Motor Show 2014. And that's exactly where we've had the chance to take a look at it in action. But not at the Cupertino company's...

  • Lamborghini Huracan pictures and hands-on
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    Lamborghini Huracan pictures and hands-on

    By 4 March 2014

    Blowing into Geneva with a bid to rival the winds coming off Lake Leman, the Lamborghini Huracan stole the show on the first morning of the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. The replacement for the Gallardo won't have the headlines all its own way by the end of...